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As The Pig Turns

Author : M. C. Beaton
ISBN : 9781429977999
Genre : Fiction
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An irresistible new adventure for the bossy, vain, and endearing Agatha Raisin—now the star of a hit show on Acorn TV and public television—from New York Times bestselling M.C. Beaton, "the reigning queen of the cozies" (Booklist). Winter Parva is a "picturesque" (touristy) Cotswold village with gift shops, a medieval market hall, and thatched cottages. After a disappointing Christmas season, the parish council has decided to hold a special event in January, complete with old-fashioned costumes, morris dancing, and a pig roast on the village green. Always one for a good roasting, Agatha Raisin organizes an outing to enjoy the merriment. The rotary spit turning over a bed of blazing charcoals is sure to please on this foggy and blistery evening. But as the fog lifts slightly, the sharp-eyed Agatha notices something peculiar about the pig: a tattoo of a heart with an arrow through it and the name Amy. "Stop!" she screams suddenly. "Pigs don't have tattoos." The "pig," in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not exactly beloved by the locals, including Agatha herself. Although Agatha has every intention of leaving matters to the police, everything changes when the Gary's ex-wife, Amy, hires Agatha's detective agency to investigate—and another murder ensues. With that provocation, how could any sleuth as vain and competitive (and secretly insecure) as Agatha do anything other than solve the case herself?

The Agatha Raisin Series

Author : M. C. Beaton
ISBN : 9781466888777
Genre : Fiction
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In M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling series set in the English Cotswolds, Agatha Raisin, former London PR agent turned private detective, discovers that there is nothing cozy about village life. The bossy, vain, and charmingly insecure Agatha finds that she has a talent for getting herself into trouble. . . and getting to the bottom of a mystery. The Quiche of Death: An Agatha Raisin Mystery The Vicious Vet: An Agatha Raisin Mystery The Potted Gardener: An Agatha Raisin Mystery The Walkers of Dembley: An Agatha Raisin Mystery Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfram Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House The Deadly Dance: An Agatha Raisin Mystery The Perfect Paragon: An Agatha Raisin Mystery Love, Lies and Liquor: An Agatha Raisin Mystery Kissing Christmas Goodbye: An Agatha Raisin Mystery A Spoonful of Poison: An Agatha Raisin Mystery There Goes the Bride: An Agatha Raisin Mystery Busy Body: An Agatha Raisin Mystery As the Pig Turns: An Agatha Raisin Mystery Hiss and Hers: An Agatha Raisin Mystery Something Borrowed, Someone Dead: An Agatha Raisin Mystery The Blood of an Englishman: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

Lady Lucy S Lover

Author : M.C. Beaton
ISBN : 9781472101389
Genre : Fiction
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Poor Lucy was living a dream. She had married a gambler, a womanizer, and a drunkard. And she refused to admit that his frequent overnight absences were of any significance. The sting came when it was revealed that Lucy's parents had bought her husband for her. And then one night at a ball, Lucy met the charismatic Duke of Habard and suddenly anything seemed possible.

The Blood Of An Englishman

Author : M. C. Beaton
ISBN : 9781466857735
Genre : Fiction
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The Blood of an Englishman continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. "Fee, fie, fo, fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman..." Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar's wife, has persuaded her to support the local pantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of "Babes in the Woods," Agatha watches the baker playing an ogre strut and threaten on the stage, until a trapdoor opens and the Ogre disappears in an impressive puff of smoke. Only he doesn't re-appear at final curtain. Surely this isn't the way the scene was rehearsed? When it turns out the popular baker has been murdered, Agatha puts her team of private detectives on the case. They soon discover more feuds and temperamental behavior in amateur theatrics than in a professional stage show—and face more and more danger as the team gets too close to the killer. The Blood of an Englishman is Agatha's 25th adventure, and you'd think she would have learned by now not to keep making the same mistakes. Alas, no—yet Agatha's flaws only make her more endearing. In this sparkling new entry in M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling series of modern cozies, Agatha Raisin once again "manages to infuriate, amuse, and solicit our deepest sympathies as we watch her blunder her way boldly through another murder mystery" (

I Hope You Re Living As High On The Hog As The Pig You Turned Out To Be

Author : Bill Anderson
ISBN : 0967957109
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Whisperin'" Bill Anderson weaves these classic country music tales right from the horse's mouth, delivering hilarious episodes and touching moments.

Mythic Worlds Modern Words

Author : Joseph Campbell
ISBN : 1577314069
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Joseph Campbell's groundbreaking 1927 meditations on James Joyce's Ulysses are published for the first time, revealing fascinating secrets that will delight both Campbell and Joyce fans, including writings, lectures, and other commentaries on Joyce.

On Life S Little Twists And Turns

Author : Bill Haywood
ISBN : 9781482890181
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Bill Haywood, an English, working-class, Black Country lad, saw only a lifetime of factory drudgery as his fate when he was young. He left school at fifteen without any academic qualifications and entered the workforce with various engineering companies. For five years, he served in the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom, Cyprus, and Malta. After his service, he was hired on at one of the largest engineering companies in the UK—Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds. At the age of thirty-six, while still working at GKN, he threw caution to the winds to attend Ruskin College, Oxford, to pursue a dream. At the age of thirty-nine, he earned the first of three university degrees, culminating in a doctorate at the age of forty-five. In this memoir, he expresses strong views that may challenge those who are unwilling to debate the issues, including the environment for education and the social situation in the UK, the apparent goals of the current government, and sport and sportsmanship. He has traveled the world and befriended interesting and stimulating people from places he never thought he would see with his own eyes. His is a journey of discovery, proof that life holds great potential for those who are willing to look beyond their immediate environment or circumstances. He hopes to encourage others to seek something beyond their current factory, office, or shop door, where a more satisfying future may await.

Diaries Of Lighthouse Children

Author : Janet L. Bauer
ISBN : 9781426965333
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"I'm glad the lighthouse wasn't the keeper's home ... it was very cold ... there were photos on the walls that told us about ... shipwrecks ... We couldn't go into the tower, but I wasn't too disappointed ... that would be where a ghost would be hiding ..."When a little boy reluctantly travels from Arizona to Oregon to visit a lighthouse, he eventually realizes that the towers that light the way for ships are more fascinating than he ever imagined. In "Diaries of Lighthouse Children, " Janet Bauer shares a collection of tales that allows others to experience the history and beauty of lighthouses through the eyes of children.In this delightful compilation of six short stories that include fascinating facts about each lighthouse, a boy who wants to become a detective helps protect the lighthouse from vandals; a lonely boy befriends an American Indian boy and learns about whaling; and a bashful girl survives the terror of Tsunami wave to help others. As each child explores a lighthouse, each learns valuable life lessons that teach compassion, appreciation, and the importance of treasuring family memories."Diaries of Lighthouse Children" is a perfect companion for anyone captivated by the history behind lighthouses.

Literary Friendships In The Age Of Wordsworth

Author : R. C. Bald
ISBN : 9781107450646
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Originally published in 1932, this book contains extracts from the works of key Romantic writers and those in their circle to illustrate the friendships between them. The events and topics covered include the deaths of Keats and Shelley as well as trips some of the authors took together. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the relationships among the key figures of Romantic literature.

Bittersweet Charles H Spurgeon Library Book 2

Author : Cathy Marie Hake
ISBN : 1441202889
Genre : Fiction
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Laney McCain has unabashedly had her sights set on Galen O'Sullivan for years. And though Galen has treated her as nothing more than his best friend's pesky tag-along sister, Laney dares hope that now is the time he will open his eyes and truly recognize the woman she's become. But the arrival of Ishmael and Ivy Grubb, squatters on the O'Sullivans' land, diverts Galen's attention. Though the Grubbs are crass and uneducated, Galen shows mercy and allows them to stay in exchange for help around the farm. But it becomes a decision he lives to regret.... Sometimes the Journey to Love Is Truly Bittersweet

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